Why Small Businesses Should Go Solar

As a small business owner, you’re constantly considering new ways to improve your business and your bottom line. You don’t have an endless budget, so some ideas for improving your company’s eco-friendliness might seem out of your price range. As a result, when the subject of switching to solar energy comes up, you probably shake […]

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What to Know About Solar Safety

The talk you must have with your kids about solar safety. Congratulations! You have your own solar power. You’ve done your part towards ensuring a safe future climate for your kids and grandkids and great grandkids. But don’t forget to safeguard them – and yourself – against an immediate danger, as well. Kids need to […]

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Solar Energy in the United States

Solar energy is a renewable and unlimited source of energy from which , indirectly or directly, most of the other sources of energy on our planet originate. Today, thanks to the rapid progress of technology, solar energy has become more affordable and more efficient, so it is no wonder why so many homeowners and companies […]

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Lower solar costs, increasing adoption and more growth trends!

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Another great infographic on the growth of solar energy coming from the Cleantechnica website and created by CustomMade. Here are some of the fun facts shared in the infographic: 8.2 million quads of energy hit the earth, but we only use 400 The sun provides more energy in an hour than we produce in a year […]

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Top 10 Solar States Last Year

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A recent report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center took a look at the U.S. states that were driving the solar boom per capita in 2013. The states ranked as follows based on the cumulative per capita solar capacity at the end of 2013: Arizona Hawaii Nevada California New Jersey New Mexico Delaware […]

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Residential solar is booming in the U.S.

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More residential solar than commercial solar was installed in the first quarter of 2014. Here are some amazing quick stats: – 74% of new electricity came from solar – Enough solar in the U.S. to power 3 million homes – $40k-$90k is the median income where 60% of installations occur According to a recent report from SEIA, […]

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Obama Calls for More Solar as Part of Climate Action Plan

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by Chris Meehan On June 25th, President Barack Obama (D) announced the White House’s new Climate Action Plan to curb carbon and other pollutants in the air. During a speech announcing the plan, he called for more solar and wind power projects to help curb the country’s appetite for fossil fuel and reduce the U.S.’s carbon […]

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Solar projected to be built on 20% of New Homes in California in 2013

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by Chris Meehan As SunPower prepares to install its 10,000th residential system, the company says that it anticipates that solar will be on 20 percent of all new homes built in California this year. That’s based on recent trends, like the doubling of solar on new homes between 2011 and 2012, renewedefforts through the California Solar […]

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What is the impact of Obama’s re-election on residential solar?

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Now that President Obama has been elected to a second term in office, what does that do to your prospects for going solar at your residence? Unfortunately, like with most things, the U.S. President does not have as much of a direct influence on our ability to power our homes with solar as we would […]

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Solar jobs continue to grow across the U.S.

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Jobs in the solar industry have grown at a rate of 13.3% in 2012! These rates are significantly higher than most industries. Key job functions include installation, sales, marketing and software development. A full press release can be downloaded here. According to the Solar Foundation here are the three key drivers of job growth: Lower […]

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